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Saturday 24 August 2019
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Advance Care Planning in the Park

Are you or a loved one living with a life limiting condition?

 

Have you thought about where you’d like to be cared for as your health deteriorates?

 

An Advance Care Planning in the Park event will be held in Buile Hill Park with specialist advice on planning your future care towards the end of your life.

 

Planning end of life care is something not many people want to think about but the Palliative Care Team at Salford Royal are hoping to break down the taboo.

 

Victoria McLoughlin, Palliative and End of Life Care Practice Development Lead at Salford Royal, said: “People don’t tend to like thinking about how they want to die or where, but it’s such an important decision to make. It’s vital your loved ones know what your wishes are, it can be a great comfort for them to know what you want to happen at such a sad time.

 

“It might be that you like having music on or being surrounded by pictures of your family; you may be unable to speak for yourself, so it’s important to have these discussions now.”


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Experts at Planning in the Park will include the Salford Royal district nurses, health promotion, acute oncology, dementia specialists, respiratory specialist team, organ donation clinicians, bereavement team and mortuary staff and there will also be information on how to write a will.

 

Victoria added: “If you are at the end of your life the greatest gift you can give your loved ones is peace of mind. For them to know exactly what you want to happen at this important time can be a huge help.

 

“We want people to know there is so much support available when it comes to advance care planning. We tend to think that it’s a scary thing to talk about and we don’t want to discuss it but the more we hide from it the harder it will be for those we leave behind.”

 

The Planning in the Park event will include music, dance performances, colouring activities for the children, a free prize draw and free refreshments

 

  • Planning in the Park will be held on Thursday 5 September, from 6.30pm-9.30pm. For more information please contact 0161 206 4609.